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The London rental market post Covid-19: benefits and drawbacks for potential tenants

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Prior to the rapid spread of Covid-19, it seemed almost unthinkable that anything could check the rental market’s stride. Then along came the unprecedented global health crisis and the lockdown restrictions required to control it, which brought the nation to a virtual standstill.

So, how has the fallout from the pandemic weighed on the London rental market in recent weeks? And are there any opportunities that have emerged for people looking to rent in London?

Here is a run down of what we think are the benefits and drawbacks for people looking to move to London.

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How Covid-19 has impacted the London rental market

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Anyone planning to relocate to London will be wondering if the draconian measures required to control the spread of Covid-19 have impacted two crucial market factors: the supply of properties and rental prices in the capital. So, how has the rental sector of the London housing market been fairing? 

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Finding a home in London: what could ‘the new normal’ be post-lockdown for the home search process?

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All the talk during lockdown has been about what our ‘new normal’ will be once restrictions are eased...

When it comes to relocations, the process of finding and moving into a new property will look quite different because of ongoing social restrictions.

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Renting in London between £2000 and £3000 per month: where should you focus your London home search?

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If money were no object, where in London would you want to live? Your budget will, probably though, dictate where you should focus your property search in London. A common budget for people moving to the UK capital is somewhere between £2,000 and £3,000 per month. To give you a helping hand, we have researched some of the best boroughs to rent two and three-bed properties within this price bracket.

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Renting in London with a pet

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Whilst finding the right home in London can already be a challenge for incoming expats, it becomes even more difficult if expats come over with a pet (cat or dog). We thought it might be useful to summarise what happens in these circumstances, and what to know before starting a London home search.

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Renting in London: top tips to give you a head start

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In a city with around 9 million residents, this means there are a fair few people vying for position in the rental market. To compound the issue, anyone moving from another country must also contend with head scratch inducing rules and regulations. Fear not, we’ve come up with some top tips to help you navigate the vast and daunting ocean that is the London rental market.

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Can I rent an apartment in London if I don’t have a visa?

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As many of our clients have to apply for a visa to relocate to the UK, or are in the process of obtaining one, they often want to know whether they have to wait until their visa has been obtained in order to rent a place in London.

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Renting in London: private living vs co-living

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Over the past few years, co-living spaces have been popping up all over London to offer young professionals an alternative to the expensive and complicated rental market of the city. But how do they work, and how do they compare with the more traditional way of renting in London?

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The best places to live in London as a Young Professional

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There are so many options for young professionals when choosing where to live in London. Throughout the city there are pockets of areas where young professionals like to rent, attracted by new and cool restaurants, cafes and bars as well as green spaces and good transport links for a relatively affordable price. We have rounded up our 6 favourite areas for young professionals looking to rent in London. 

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Why you should think twice before paying a holding deposit to rent in London

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Finding the right place to live is one of the biggest decisions you will make during your relocation. For anyone viewing properties in Britain’s saturated rental market – 20% (4.7 million) of households in England rent their home – the pressure is on. As competition grows, potential tenants are becoming increasingly reliant on holding deposits to secure their ideal home. But what are they and how do they work?

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